Under the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act, a worker who sustains permanent partial disability (PPD) due to a work injury is entitled to a percentage of his average weekly wages, medical care free of charge and coverage for any special accommodations made necessary by the injury. While the system in Virginia does work, it is tough. Generally, if you want to have a favorable outcome and get the benefits you need, you are going to need an attorney.
Powell Law Group, PC, in Richmond represents injured workers throughout the state of Virginia. If you have been injured at work, talk to a law firm dedicated to obtaining the workers’ compensation benefits to which you are entitled. Call Powell Law Group, PC, today toll free at 800-996-6503 or locally at 804-794-4030 to schedule your free initial consultation.
Are You Permanently Disabled From an Occupational Disease?
The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act covers accidental injuries and occupational diseases. Occupational diseases in Virginia affect the coal industry and miners at a large rate. Our attorneys represent miners who have developed black lung disease from coal dust and laborers who have developed white lung from exposure to ammonia, chlorine and other chemical vapors.
An occupational disease may be determined to have caused permanent partial disability. It is important to choose a law firm with ample experience in workers’ compensation claims, as proving PPD can be challenging. Powell Law Group, PC, has significant knowledge of Virginia’s workers’ compensation system and can develop strategies to move your claim forward.
What Type of Compensation Can I Receive?
If you are permanently partially disabled, you are entitled to 66 ⅔ percent of your average weekly wages. You are entitled to medical treatment and any special accommodations your disability may require.
How Much Will This Cost Me?
Attorneys’ fees for work injury claims are regulated by the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act. As an injured worker, you will pay attorney fees if benefits are recovered for you.
Our attorneys persistently navigate the Virginia workers’ compensation system to obtain the benefits you deserve. Call to arrange your free initial consultation. We can be reached toll free at 800-996-6503 or locally at 804-794-4030. You may also contact us online.